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Now that winter is finally here, are you feeling cooped up? Join us at the Oliver Art Center on Friday January 29 for our first Cabin Fever Artist Lecture at 5:30 p.m.. Elizabeth Rodgers Hill will be presenting her fiber art with images and samples.
Elizabeth has been drawn to both nature and art all of her life. She majored in art at Brown University, then had a career as a freshwater biologist after earning a Ph.D. in biology at Washington University in St. Louis. Dyeing, weaving, and felting form the language of her love of both art and nature. Color and texture are predominant in her work. She incorporates both linear and painterly elements in her three dimensional felted pieces…vessels, stones, biological forms…. and in her two-dimensional woven pieces. At the loom, she is currently interested in hand-painting/dyeing both warp and weft, then applying hand-dyed woven shibori patterning upon removing the cloth from the loom. Woven shibori is the technique in which a pattern weft is included in the process of weaving the cloth. That pattern thread is gathered after the piece is removed from the loom; the peaks formed by the gathers are then painted with dye to superimpose the pattern on the cloth. Because Elizabeth dyes only selected parts of the peaks, and uses a range of colors, her woven pieces visually transcend the often rigid constraints that warp and weft impose.
All of the Cabin Fever Artist lectures are free and open to the public.
Please see our Events page at http://oliverartcenterfrankfort.org/events for a full listing of presentations and our exhibition calendar at http://oliverartcenterfrankfort.org/gallery-gift-shop/exhibition-calendar for exhibit and reception dates.
Parking at Oliver Art Center is limited. Overflow parking can be found along the east side of Second Street, which leads to Oliver Art Center, as well as on Main Street. Parking is prohibited in the adjacent lots of Harbor Lights, The United States Coast Guard Station, and at other condominiums.
The Oliver Art Center exhibit will be open to the public Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and Sun. 12 p.m. -4 p.m. Please visit www.oliverartcenterfrankfort.org or contact 231-352-4151 for more information.